Scottish Bees using heather produce honey with some unique properties

 

Researchers from Glasgow University have said that Scottish Bees using heather produce honey with some unique properties – move over Manuka?

Honey has long been known for its anti-bacterial properties: it was prized by the ancient Egyptians and is widely used today in veterinary medicine as a wound dressing.

The most famous honey used for medical purposes is Manuka honey from New Zealand, but a new study has revealed a particular type that is even more effective – Scottish heather honey.

The link to the Glasgow University site is:

http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_292009_en.html